How To Export Google Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

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If you’re a Mac user who uses Google Chrome as your primary web browser, you probably have a collection of bookmarks that you’ve accumulated over time. These bookmarks can be a valuable resource, providing quick access to your favorite websites and online resources. However, if you’re planning to switch to a new Mac or simply want to back up your bookmarks, knowing how to export, save, and import Chrome bookmarks is essential. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step by step.

Exporting Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

Exporting your Chrome bookmarks on a Mac is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to create a backup of your bookmarks:

  1. Open Google Chrome: Launch Google Chrome on your Mac if it’s not already open.
  2. Access the Bookmarks: Click on the “Bookmarks” menu located in the top menu bar. From the drop-down menu, select “Bookmark Manager.” You can also use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+Option+B to open the Bookmark Manager.
  3. Export Bookmarks: In the Bookmark Manager, click on three vertical dots located in the upper-right corner of the window.
  4. Choose “Export Bookmarks”: Then, select “Export Bookmarks.” A file dialog box will appear.
  5. Select a Location and Name: Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the bookmarks file. You can also rename the file if you wish.
  6. Save the File: Click the “Save” button to save the bookmarks as an HTML file.

Your Chrome bookmarks have now been exported to an HTML file on your Mac, which you can use to import them later.

Google Chrome Bookmark Manager
Google Chrome Bookmark Menu
Export Google Chrome Bookmarks

Saving Chrome Bookmarks to Google Account (Optional)

If you want to ensure your bookmarks are accessible from any device with Chrome, you can sync them with your Google account. Here’s how:

  1. Open Chrome Settings: Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the Chrome window to open the menu. Select “Settings.”
  2. Sign in to Chrome: Under the “You and Google” section, click on “Turn on sync” if you’re not already signed in. Follow the prompts to sign in to your Google account.
  3. Sync Bookmarks: After signing in, make sure the “Bookmarks” option is enabled in the sync settings. Chrome will now sync your bookmarks to your Google account.

Now, your Chrome bookmarks will be accessible on any device where you’re signed in with the same Google account.

Importing Chrome Bookmarks on Mac

If you need to import your previously saved Chrome bookmarks back into Google Chrome on your Mac or on a different Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome: Launch Google Chrome on your Mac.
  2. Access the Bookmarks: Again, click on the “Bookmarks” menu in the top menu bar, and then select “Bookmark Manager.”
  3. Import Bookmarks: In the Bookmark Manager, click on three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the window as shown above.
  4. Choose “Import Bookmarks”: Select “Import Bookmarks.” A file dialog box will appear.
  5. Select the HTML File: Navigate to the location where you saved the HTML file when exporting your bookmarks. Select the file and click “Open.”
Import Bookmarks into Google Chrome on Mac
See imported bookmarks on google chrome

Chrome will now import the bookmarks from the HTML file, and you’ll find them in your bookmarks bar or the “Other bookmarks” folder in the Bookmark Manager.


By following these steps, you can easily export, save, and import your Chrome bookmarks on your Mac, ensuring that you never lose access to your valuable collection of web links. Whether you’re switching devices or simply want to create a backup, managing your bookmarks on Chrome is a easy.

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